The Beauty of the Eventimes

“I love the night passionately. I love it as I love my country, or my mistress, with an instinctive, deep, and unshakeable love. I love it with all my senses: I love to see it, I love to breathe it in, I love to open my ears to its silence, I love my whole body to be caressed by its blackness. Skylarks sing in the sunshine, the blue sky, the warm air, in the fresh morning light. The owl flies by night, a dark shadow passing through the darkness; he hoots his sinister, quivering hoot, as though he delights in the intoxicating black immensity of space. ”
~ Guy de Maupassant

Can’t You Smell the New Air Brewing?

“Forest” by Vukar

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
**Robert Louis Stevenson

The Beauty of a Woman

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
**Audrey Hepburn

The True Relationship

“A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with them – they’re who they’ve been throughout your whole relationship.”

**Rainer Maria Rilke

Or Travel Alone, as the Case Might Be

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
**Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

All Beholders are Not Equal

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”

**Jim Henson

Weed, Cure, Toy, or Flower?

“I was a dandelion puff…Some saw the beauty in me and stooped quietly to admire my innocence. Others saw the potential of what I could do for them, so they uprooted me, seeking to shape me around their needs. They blew at my head, scattering my hair from the roots, changing me to suit them. Yet still others saw me as something that was unworthy and needed to be erased.” 

**Nicole Bailey-Williams